Chocolate Cake with Cherry Sauce is one of the easiest and quickest desserts I’ve ever made, but you’d never know if by the taste of it! The chocolate cake is rich and decedent, almost brownie like. The crazy part is I make it in the microwave! Yes, you read this right! I mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, pour the batter into a couple of mugs and microwave them for 1 1/2 minutes. Let the cakes cool for a few minutes. Lastly, top them whipped cream and a tasty cherry sauce. Its that simple!
Chocolate Cake with Cherry Sauce is Gluten Free and Low Glycemic
This chocolate cake also happens to be gluten free and low glycemic. I use almond flour as the base to this dessert and sweeten it with maple syrup. To make this dessert dairy free as well, just replace the whipped cream with whipped coconut cream.
I use frozen cherries for the sauce since you can find them year round. Plus, you don’t have to pit them! The sauce only takes about 5 minutes to make. I finish the cherry sauce with Kirsch, a cherry brandy from the foothills of Germany’s Black Forest. The Kirsch is optional, but I find it adds a beautiful complexity to sauce.
Enjoy this Romantic Dessert for Two
Sometimes making a dessert can be a bit of a process. I wanted to make a dessert that was perfect for two people without slaving away in the kitchen or having tons of leftovers. Don’t get me wrong, I love leftovers, but sometimes I don’t want to put the effort into making a cake for eight people when its just Joe and I for dinner.
This dessert is perfect for a romantic date night for two. What says passion better than chocolate, cherries and whipped cream?